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A Smoother Path to Emerging Markets, Eurozone and US Equity Income?

A smoother path to US equity income?

PowerShares’ range of three ETFs tracking High Dividend Low Volatility indices offers a unique blend of single factor strategies to help capture the performance potential of equities while seeking to reduce the volatility inherent in equity income investment.

Each ETF seeks to achieve a considered balance between dividend yield and volatility, by providing exposure to the high yielding companies within their respective underlying broad indices while meeting clearly specified diversification, volatility and tradability criteria.

Learn more about our suite of equity income ETFs:

PowerShares EURO STOXX High Dividend Low Volatility UCITS ETF <EUHD> Factsheet
PowerShares FTSE Emerging Markets High Dividend Low Volatility UCITS ETF <EMHD> Factsheet
Powershares S&P 500 High Dividend Low Volatility UCITS ETF <HDLV> Factsheet

European Investor Research 2015 report

Invesco PowerShares' annual investor research report 2015:
”The Emergence of a New Era in Index Investing”, conducted by independent company CoreData amongst users and non-users of Smart Beta, looks specifically at the drivers, challenges and implementation of Smart Beta and the potential for future adoption.

Our study compiles a total of 320 interviews across Germany, Italy, Switzerland and the UK. Despite regional variations, a common story exists and details of the transition and adoption of factor-based indices within Europe are covered in this report. Discover the wealth of data contained in this research and the potential future demand for Smart Beta.

Smart Beta Academia

 

What is the empirical evidence for Smart Beta? Is it possible to build portfolios of Smart Beta vehicles? What are the implications for investors’ due diligence when using Smart Beta vehicles?

Invesco PowerShares is the proud sponsor of a series of white papers produced by Cass Business School’s Centre for Asset Management Research. The papers look at the origins, the source of performance and due diligence challenges of Smart Beta.

Hedging against market uncertainty

 

In today’s market environment many investors are as equally interested in protecting assets as they are in generating returns. Having a strategy in place to hedge against potential market downturns can make sense, but predicting market turbulence - and timing hedges accordingly - can prove an almost impossible task.

PowerShares S&P 500 VEQTOR UCITS ETF seeks to manage this challenge. Employing a dynamic, rules-based methodology – which looks to identify market trends and indicate when and how it should adjust hedges – the index that this ETF is tracking seeks to generate positive returns in rising US equity markets with the intention to partially reduce potential losses in falling markets.

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Share Buybacks: A quality-factor strategy

What is a buyback programme?  How does it work?  Isn’t it just a US phenomenon?  Joe Becker, Invesco PowerShares Product Specialist, shares his insights on this potential investment opportunity and explains how an ETF can provide diversified exposure to this single factor strategy.

Note: J. Becker featured in this video no longer works for Invesco

Why Invesco PowerShares?

Intelligent Indexing - Invesco PowerShares offers a selection of Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) that track "next generation" indices: Indices that go beyond merely tracking a particular market.

Opening Quote We select indices that attempt to outperform markets through intelligent security selection and weighting."

Liquid solutions - Invesco PowerShares was founded in the US in 2003 on a vision of delivering investment performance through ETFs whose shares can be bought and sold on any business day.

Opening Quote We are building solutions that offer investors liquidity, transparency, and provide access to targeted markets."

Invesco Standards - Invesco PowerShares is a global ETF leader managing assets in excess of US$100bn1 and acting diligently in its clients' interests.

1Source: Invesco, as at end of June 2015.

Opening Quote We are part of INVESCO Ltd., an independent global investment management firm dedicated to helping people worldwide build their financial security."

Discover the Power of Share Buybacks

Access the potential benefits of share buybacks with PowerShares Global Buyback Achievers UCITS ETF. This ETF - a first-to-market in Europe - tracks an index* made up of companies which have repurchased a minimum of 5% of their outstanding shares. 

Why consider a share buyback ETF?

  • Companies buying back their own shares tend to be more profitable
  • Their management tend to be shareholder friendly
  • Their stock price is often below fair value
  • The move to repurchase stock can be viewed as a vote of confidence by management

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*The Nasdaq Global Buyback Achievers™ Net Total Return Index

 

ETFs on Fundamental Indices

In an interview with the London Stock Exchange, Bryon Lake, Head of Invesco PowerShares (EMEA), looks at ETFs that track Fundamental Indices. Bryon elaborates on the differences to traditional ETF products, the types of exposures that are available and the ways that investors and advisors are using these alternatively weighted ETFs.

FTSE International Limited and London Stock Exchange Group plc have given Invesco PowerShares the permission to host this video on this site.

 

Important information

The value of investments and any income will fluctuate (this may partly be the result of exchange rate fluctuations) and investors may not get back the full amount invested.

Where Invesco PowerShares has expressed views and opinions, these may change without notice.

The distribution and the offering of the ETF in certain jurisdictions may be restricted by law. Persons into whose possession this document may come are required to inform themselves about and to comply with any relevant restrictions. This does not constitute an offer or solicitation by anyone in any jurisdiction in which such an offer is not authorised or to any person to who it is unlawful to make such an offer or solicitation. Persons interested in acquiring the ETF should inform themselves as to (i) the legal requirements in the countries of their nationality, residence, ordinary residence or domicile: (ii) any foreign exchange controls: and (iii) tax consequences which might be relevant.

Any investment in an ETF should be made on the basis of the relevant Prospectus and Key Investor Information Documents, including consideration of the investment objective, risks, charges and expenses. Further information on the ETF, including the Prospectus, Key Investor Information Documents and Supplements available at www.powershares.net, from your local representative, financial adviser or broker.

The NASDAQ Global Buyback Achievers™ Index is a trademark of The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. and is licensed for use by Invesco PowerShares Capital Management LLC in connection with the PowerShares Global Buyback Achievers UCITS ETF (“the ETF”). The ETF is not sponsored or endorsed by The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. and The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. makes no warranty or representation as to the accuracy and/or completeness of the Index or results to be obtained by any person from use of the Index or the trading of the ETF.

The "S&P 500 Low Volatility High Dividend Index" is a product of S&P Dow Jones Indices LLC or its affiliates (“SPDJI”) and has been licensed for use by Invesco PowerShares. Standard & Poor’s® and S&P® are registered trademarks of Standard & Poor’s Financial Services LLC (“S&P”); Dow Jones® is a registered trademark of Dow Jones Trademark Holdings LLC (“Dow Jones”); and these trademarks have been licensed for use by SPDJI and sublicensed for certain purposes by Invesco PowerShares. The PowerShares S&P 500 High Dividend Low Volatility UCITS ETF is not sponsored, endorsed, sold or promoted by SPDJI, Dow Jones, S&P, their respective affiliates and none of such parties make any representation regarding the advisability of investing in such product(s) nor do they have any liability for any errors, omissions, or interruptions of the S&P 500 Low Volatility High Dividend Index.

All rights in the FTSE Emerging High Dividend Low Volatility Index (the “Index”) vest in FTSE International Limited (“FTSE”). “FTSE®” is a trade mark of the London Stock Exchange Group companies and is used by FTSE under licence.

The PowerShares FTSE Emerging Markets High Dividend Low Volatility UCITS ETF (the "Fund") has been developed solely by Invesco PowerShares. The Index is calculated by FTSE or its agent. FTSE and its licensors are not connected to and do not sponsor, advise, recommend, endorse or promote the Fund and do not accept any liability whatsoever to any person arising out of (a) the use of, reliance on or any error in the Indices or (b) investment in or operation of the Funds. FTSE makes no claim, prediction, warranty or representation either as to the results to be obtained from the Fund or the suitability of the Index for the purpose to which it is being put by Invesco PowerShares.

In tracking their indices, the PowerShares EURO STOXX High Dividend Low Volatility UCITS ETF and the PowerShares S&P 500 High Dividend Low Volatility UCITS ETF may be concentrated from time to time in a small number of sectors. ETF investors should be prepared to accept a higher degree of risk than for ETFs that are more widely diversified across different sectors.

As the PowerShares FTSE Emerging Markets High Dividend Low Volatility UCITS ETF is an emerging markets ETF, investors should be prepared to accept a higher degree of risk than for an ETF investing in the securities of issuers in other more established economies or developed countries, as difficulties in dealing, settlement and custody could arise.

The EURO iSTOXX® High Dividend Low Volatility 50 Index is the intellectual property (including registered trademarks) of STOXX Limited, Zurich, Switzerland (“STOXX”) and/or its licensors (“Licensors”), which is used under license. The PowerShares EURO STOXX High Dividend Low Volatility UCITS ETF is neither sponsored nor promoted, distributed or in any other manner supported by STOXX and/or its Licensors and STOXX and its Licensors do not give any warranty, and exclude any liability (whether in negligence or otherwise) with respect thereto generally or specifically in relation to any errors, omissions or interruptions in the EURO iSTOXX® High Dividend Low Volatility 50 Index or its data.

The objective of the PowerShares S&P 500 VEQTOR UCITS ETF is to provide broad exposure to the U.S. equity market with the intention to partially reduce potential losses in that market in line with the Index objective. It is not the intention of the Index to fully reduce all potential losses in the equity market. In addition, the hedging strategy used by the Investment Manager may not be totally successful when replicating the Index.

The PowerShares S&P 500 VEQTOR UCITS ETF may use derivatives (complex instruments) to track the Index, although this may not be achieved. The use of such complex instruments may result in large fluctuations of the value of the ETF.

The “S&P 500 Dynamic VEQTOR Index" is a product of S&P Dow Jones Indices LLC or its affiliates (“SPDJI”) and has been licensed for use by Invesco PowerShares. Standard & Poor's® and S&P® are registered trademarks of Standard & Poor's Financial Services LLC ("S&P"); Dow Jones® is a registered trademark of Dow Jones Trademark Holdings LLC ("Dow Jones:"); and these trademarks have been licensed for use by SPDJI and sublicensed for certain purposes by Invesco PowerShares. The PowerShares S&P 500 VEQTOR UCITS ETF is not sponsored, endorsed, sold or promoted by SPDJI, Dow Jones, S&P, their respective affiliates and none of such parties make any representation regarding the advisability of investing in such product(s) nor do they have any liability for any errors, omissions, or interruptions of the S&P 500 Dynamic VEQTOR Index.

Contact us

Thibaud de Cherisey
European ETF Development Director, PowerShares ETFs
+33 (0)1 56 62 43 04
Thibaud.DeCherisey@
invescopowershares.com

Jean-Baptiste Lavollay
Responsable Commercial PowerShares - France
+33 (0)1 56 62 44 09
JB.lavollay@invescopowershares.com

 
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The price of ETFs and any income will fluctuate, this may partly be result of exchange rate fluctuations, and investors may not get back the full amount invested. Whilst an ETF will seek to track an Index, Invesco PowerShares does not guarantee that this will occur. Where Invesco PowerShares has expressed views and opinions, these may change without notice. When making an investment in an ETF you are buying shares in a company that is listed on a stock exchange.

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